|Sent on:||Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:32 AM|
You are all invited to the next meeting of the Indoor Gardening Society of New York (http://www.indoorgarden.org). This month's program is called "Colombia’s Las Orquídeas National Park."
WHEN : TUESDAY, September 27th, 2011
Program: Talk - Colombia’s Las Orquídeas National Park
TIME: Doors open at 6:00 pm to bring in plants and socialize
Green Thumb Special at 6:30, Plant Sale Table opens at 6:45 Program begins at 7:30
PLACE: The LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St., West of 7th Ave. (See reception desk for room number)
Paola Pedraza , Assistant Curator of the Institute of Systematic Botany at the New York Botanical Garden, talks about her recent expedition to catalog the flora of Las Orquídeas National Park, Colombia, and the challenges of documenting mega-diverse and endangered flora in the tropics, expanding on her recent ‘Scientist at Work’ columns in the New York Times.
IGS is a great way to introduce adults and children to the importance of green plants. The more you know about botany and growing things, the more you understand their impact on every aspect of your life and their importance to human survival. They can beautify your home and freshen the air in it. They are strongly linked to many aspects of human history and development. They will heighten your appreciation of the outdoors and bring it inside for you to enjoy year-round. At each of our monthly meetings members will enjoy:
-a lecture about a horticulturally-related topic
-a plant sale making rare and unusual plants available at reasonable prices
-an exhibition of spectacular specimens often unknown to people outside the plant hobbyist world and often unseen at botanical gardens.
-access to supplies and information that can turn anyone from a novice to a successful grower